Who are we and what’s our mojo?

Evolve Integrated Health NZ

Our mission is to inspire people to achieve optimal health and wellness.
Because the more people who experience optimal health and wellness – as more people living conscious fulfilling lives increases – a greater impact on the world is possible. 

Located on the North Shore we provide a warm and friendly atmosphere so you can feel at ease straight away.

Gem is highly skilled in diagnosing and treating:

  • Back injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Acute and chronic injuries
  • Pre and post surgery rehabilitation
  • Prenatal and postnatal care
  • Holistic health

Move well before you move often.

Why do we do this?

We believe in the incredible ability of the human body – and that each and every one of us has the potential to feel insanely magnificent.

Of course we prefer to see you when you’re not injured so we can address the handbrakes or the software glitches that you are likely to have developed (what we call compensation strategies) that will be setting you up for dysfunction, sub-optimal performance and future injuries. Yes – you’re right, some things we can’t avoid such as contact injuries, accidents that weren’t your doing or just plain ole’ silly things we do that cause an injury. Let us ask you this: can you afford to be stopped in your tracks with an injury that you could prevent?

So how do we do this?

By using the worlds current leading systems such as Functional movement systems by Gray Cook and Lee Burton (FMS, SFMA and YBT), Neurokinetic therapy by David Weinstock and McKenzie MDT (the internationally acclaimed method of assessment and treatment for spinal and extremity pain developed by our own New Zealand Physiotherapist Robin McKenzie). These are the systems that allow us to identify the source of the problem – not just band aid it.

The ‘Evolve Experience’ involves a multi-disciplinary research-and-evidence-based team approach to help our clients.  This is the same approach used with elite athletes at all levels and is the best way to achieve success and maximize results. There’s a better way to do it – and we’ve found it.

Our services include:

  • Physiotherapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Amino Bio Frequency Therapy
  • Exercise rehabilitatio
  • Movement and performance screens
  • Pilates
  • Enhanced personal training

If appropriate, we will refer you for imaging and specialist review, liaising with only the top orthopaedic surgeons, sports physicians and pain specialists in Auckland.

Current leaders around the globe share a common mindset – that is that the future of healthcare is not needing it.

The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will instruct his patient in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease” – Thomas Edison

Although Physiotherapists are known to be the experts in assessing, diagnosing, and managing injuries – you DO NOT need to be injured to benefit from Evolve style of physiotherapy. Welcome to real health ‘care’.

Who are we?

We have recently changed ownership and relocated to the beautiful North Shore and are refocusing our services to specialise in Amino Neuro Frequency.

Gem is highly experienced in treating a variety of injuries and conditions.  She is post graduate trained including McKenzie MDT certified, Mulligans technique, functional movement systems (FMS, SFMA and YBT) certified and has significant experience in the field of exercise prescription, reducing injury risk and performance.

The Evolve clinic prioritises patient education, using movement analysis and testing to back our findings and facilitate understanding of what’s really going on with your body. Why? Because heightened self-awareness means lasting results.

Pure and simple.

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Gemma Monachino

(Clinical Director)

Certified ANF pain therapist.

ANF Instructor & Ambassador




Gem (Physiotherapist Acupuncturist) is a consult therapist and co-owner of Evolve Integrated Health Specialists. In 1997 at age 22 as a single mum Gem left NZ and immigrated to Canada with her then 5 year old daughter. After a successful competitive equestrian career Gem found herself in Canada with no horses to ride, and fell into the health and fitness industry which launched her career. She was a successful elite athlete (Sports Aerobics) including 2x Canadian National Champion and Canadian delegate at the World Championships 2001.

She has over 20 years’ experience in the exercise rehab/health and fitness industry working with Olympic medalists, World champions, weekend warriors and special needs populations in Canada, the United States and New Zealand. Gem is proudly on the McKenzie Institute NZ committee with a purpose to improve education around managing lower back pain.

Gem is the only Amino Neuro Frequency provider in NZ and is specialising in this revolutionary drug free chemical free therapy.  She is consistently amazed by the results she can achieve in most musculoskeletal cases – results are instant. When working with systemic issues (multi-system involvement), effects are noticed immediately however normalisation of the individual can take some time.

When you’ve tried everything else, you’ll try ANF.  You won’t be disappointed.



Guard Dog

Evolve is lucky to have a superstar therapy dog named Dexter! Dexter is a two and a half year old cavoodle. He loves to meet and great all clients on their arrival to ensure they are welcomed appropriately. He’s also a real snuggler and loves a good cuddle! Dexter loves hiking and swimming in the Waitakeres. He also enjoys walks around the local business area at lunchtime with his bestie Marina.